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time span. supervisor chu: to be clear, those are police calls for service in that area, not particularly related to that establishment, correct? >> yes. no opposition from southern station. alu recommendation, approval with commissions. number one, sell, service, consumption of alcoholic beverages shall be from 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. daily. and from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., when the premises is broadcasting real time the world cup soccer and the olympics. this privilege shall be subject to an advanced written notice to the department at least one week prior to the events. two, no noise shall be audible be on the area under the control of the licensee as defined in the law. 3, no person under the age of 21 shells sell, furnish, or deliver alcoholic beverages. four, loitering, is defined as,
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to stand idly by, a leader aimlessly without lawful business, is prohibited on the sidewalks or property adjacent to the license under the control of the licensee as depicted in the law. 5, the petitioners shall be responsible for maintaining free of litter the area adjacent to the premises over which they have control. 6, graffiti shall be removed from the premises and all parking lots under the control of the licensee within a 72-hour application. at the graffiti occurs on a friday or weekend day or on its holiday, the licensee shall remove the graffiti within 72 hours following the beginning of the next week day. seven, the exterior of the premises shall be equipped with lighting sufficient power to eliminate in make easily discernible the appearance and conduct of all persons on or
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about the premises. the position of such lighting shawn not disturb the normal privacy and use of any neighboring residents. supervisor chu: does this complete your presentation? >> yes. supervisor chu: thank you. let's open this item up for public comment. are there members of the public who wish to speak on this item? >> yes. my name is mark, and i represent craft, the new mission -- business being billed as 440 mission street in 1930-historic building directly across the street from a new transbay transit center, which is going to be ready in about 2017 and is now a big hole in the ground. however, we have applied -- my client has applied for a type 40 abc license, which authorizes
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the sale of beer only. note wine or spirits music -- may be served on the premises. and light meals must be served. our business plan calls for the craft to serve craft beer from small independent breweries, using traditional ingredients. specifically, this location will have 40 tap beers and 40 bottled beers available to the public. this craft beer movement is strong in cities such as portland and san diego, and it is becoming larger and the rest of the country. san francisco is in a region surrounded by small craft breweries, and we see this as they focused focal point for that emerging movement in san francisco. the place will be approximately 2,000 square feet, large windows
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looking out onto the new transbay center and the park across the street. it will have large community tables. and what this neighborhood is going -- there is a number of large residential projects going into the neighborhood in the next 10 years, already built in fende tower, millennium tower, and what the neighborhood unfortunately lacks is any neighborhood focus or any casual environments that serve as a neighborhood meeting place for a community hub. that is exactly what my client intends to do with this location. basically, my client is here for any questions. my letter to the board on october 14 lays it out a little better. but i would like to just summarize that we think this will be a great asset to the greater san francisco community. it will upgrade a historically significant buildings. it will increase business to
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other businesses in the neighborhood. it will serve unique beers and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as be in an informal setting and will be a great community gathering spot. thank you. supervisor chu: thank you. other members of the public who wish to speak on this item? please, for work. -- please come forward. >> my name is douglas yet, and i lived in san francisco for 59 years. i am opposing the liquor license because, number one, it is a new license. i think most people are willing to admit that there are too many liquor licenses in san francisco. i am glad to know that kraft -- craft is one of the new brewery- type establishments, so i feel that maybe they should be located in a different place in san francisco, especially now that the new transbay terminal
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is in doubt, at least according to supervisor elsbernd. it is kind of interesting that a company would be willing to locate the into an area where the business climate is not that good, in my opinion. i have been in that area a long time. it seems to me like the clientele, more or less, leaves that area after work, and there is not that much to do their bit of maybe having craft relocate in the more prosperous, so to speak, part of san francisco might be better in the long term. maybe if we knew that the transbay terminal was going to exist, but supervisor elsbernd has wisely suggested that if it does not exist, then that is a pretty fancy bus stop. thank you. supervisor chu: thank you. next speaker.
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>> good evening, supervisors. this bridge is over the world. my name is as washington. -- ace washington. i am here to show a parallel on sunday. i have been around this community for over 27 years. i have been 9 san francisco 57 years. as you see, i am an african- american. i am here to speak in a parallel situation to the way city government is run here could i am appalled. i view this city as the most racist city in the united states. right now, we had a mayor that i have known over 20 years, and it seems to me that if this is a neighborhood service this situation, i am here to give a couple parallels. the oewd, dcyf, american cup,
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the fillmore center, in some parks around here, i am here protesting, and i will at every meeting that i can do you have got to understand the history. i am responsible for the city government channels that you have got here. years ago, i used to take my little camera and take it down to channel 25 and air the board of supervisors meeting. 20 years later, i am scrutinized, got to fight with being in the press room to show my credentials because i am a black man. because of the african-american population going way down, there is a problem here. i am reading over some of these items coming up in your different agendas, coming up thursday, and i am not racist or fearing of aids or lesbians, but because the african americans did what we did to open the doors for all minorities, we
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have been put under the rug. here we have the gays and lesbians coming up in a meeting, the growing population. they want this, they want that. damn it, there has not been one of public meeting about the african-american population going down. there is a problem with that. if you cannot see it, my committee sees it piteously a great-great grandfather. i will not spend 20 years here and not raise my voice to raise consciousness of what is happening here in my black community. you'll see me here that every community meeting because they took my tv shows off because i am to political. i heard that i am the most black feared man here. i do not know if i need to take that on the good side or back to. but if you fiore me, if you're not, because as a telling you the truth. my name is ace, and i am assembly on a case, the african- american migration report. ed lee is going to shift its
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beckham to the human rights commission, and they have no damn care about what is happening here. so you'll see me stressing the issue about the african- american. supervisor chu: thank you. are there any other speakers that wish to speak on item number one, a liquor license at 440 mission street? >> hello, my name is mark goldfein, and i am working with the people creating craft, the current project which is 83 proof, directly around the corner from 440 mission street. number one, it is a very successful business. we do a good business throughout the afternoon and evening. so there is definitely business in the neighborhood. and the neighborhood doesn't need a good hub, a place -- the neighborhood doesn't need a good hub, a place for people to relax
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and decompress after work. this is a nice place. it is a good place peter i am speaking of 83 proof, where i have been working. we have never had noise issues. we have not had fights. it is not something we want, so it is not something we are going to track. it is not something that we would tolerate. we want to raise the neighborhood up and have a good place for everyone, hopefully a place where any of you would feel comfortable coming and just relaxing and enjoying a quality product. it is not a place to come and pound pitchers of beer. it is a place to enjoy things and relax. that is what we're doing at 83 proof, and i think that is what they want to c do wantraft at 440 mission street. thank you very much. supervisor chu: thank you. any other speakers?
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public comment is closed. i do have a clarification question. on the abc unit summary page, it talks about how this is for an on-sell beer license. in the digest, however, it talks about the fact that the licence will allow the applicant to sell on-sale/off-sell beer. is it both are just on-sell beer? >> it is both. >> is a question for the organization. it sounds like it is described as an on-sale, a location where people will be purchasing alcohol and having it there. do you imagine that there will be instances that people will be taking their beer off site? we would not want to create problems the people taking it out and drinking it at the neighborhood park across the street. that is sending we would not be able to control? >> we think it would probably be
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about 99.9% on-sale. in portland and san diego, there's already businesses that made this model. they sell something where, for example, la bonitas or sierra nevada, some craft brewery would sell a larger bottle of the craft beer. but this is not the type of thing will i will come in and buy a $10 16-ounce pride or something and take it across the street to drink. strictly because this beer is so rare and unique, it is impossible to get anywhere else. we have to increase business for local microbreweries. there is a place on folsom st. called the beer store, which is a similar type of on-sale/off- sale. you can have it, but you can get
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very rare beers and to get off premises. it has never been a problem. supervisor chu: what will become of the containers as people take it off site? >> hello, i am one of the members of the sponsor of the project. as he was talking about, there are large jugs almost that you can fill thatbeer from taps and cap them and take them home to enjoy, and they stay carbonated. with this craft their movement, these micro breweries are making 22 ounce -- larger bottles of a very nice of beer that is very hard to get, and making them accessible to customers downtown, people that do not have a lot of time to go out and find these beers and learn where they are and being able to allow them to take that home with them is something that
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we're looking forward to. again, at 99.9% of our business, we envision on-premises consumption, but they have the option to take these hard to find quality beer products home, and that is something we look forward to offering. supervisor chu: thank you. a question for our folks. is there a condition that we might be able to add on to the list that would be able to accommodate this? i do now see any problems with what you're describing, but i would hate to see people be able to bring a beer and perhaps open and across the street at the park. if that becomes a problem, given the fact we have limited resources, is there something we can say about the size of the containers that are permissible for off-sale or that we would not permit the provision of cups with ice, those kinds of things, to make sure we do not have a problem? >> we could eliminate their privilege to do off-sale if that
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is something you want to consider, or we could limit the size of the container to so many ounces, whatever ounces, 22 ounces or whatever size we feel is appropriate. we could certainly do that. supervisor chu: i would actually prefer that we do not necessarily eliminate the option for you to sell, but i would like to have restrictions that would give us some comfort in knowing people would not be opening the containers across the street. for example, there shall be no provision for containers with ice in them so people with potentially open up a cup or that they are those craft size containers. maybe the project sponsor can work with your folks on those conditions, and we can come back to that item to make sure it is appropriator >> yes, we would be happy to do that. supervisor chu: and if you could do that perhaps during the
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course of this meeting, even though we have one more item and it is a fairly short meeting, and we can wrap it up today. one question from the supervisor. supervisor olague? supervisor olague: yes, it just seems like such a unique situation. i am not familiar with this being a common practice here. i am wondering, are there any other examples of where this off-sale type license has been used on any other establishments, restaurants, or bars? >> there are not that many for the type 40. however, there are other places in the city that wish to use those jugs, in some places have the privilege of using them, so they do get to take the beer off-sale. supervisor olague: so there could be additional conditions placed on that. that is the only way i would feel comfortable. some different rules probably
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apply, but i know that in some instances, at least in the previous role i played in the planning commission, we would sometimes ask for a six-month report. i do not know if that is something that is done here necessarily, but some kind of status to see how it is or it is not working because it is not a common practice. to kind of get a sense of how, you know, if it is evolving and that sort of thing. >> ok. supervisor chu: thank you. let's skip action for this at this moment in call item number two. >> item two, hearing to consider that the issuance of a type 64 special on-sale general theater wicker licenced to jeanette carvajal for the yerba buena center for the arts located at 701 mission street will serve the convenience of the people and -- of the city and county of san francisco. >> the applicant has applied for
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an original type 64, a special on-sale general theater license add 701 mission street, between third street and fourth street. hours of operation, daily, 12 noon to 1:00 a.m. this is a nonprofit business currently operating as a museum for the arts and performing arts center. their rooms include two art galleries and two theaters, with a combined capacity of over 750 people. if approved, this license will allow the applicant to sell out -- to sell all alcoholic beverages to ticket holders. letters of protest, no record. letters of support, no record. police calls for service, from may 2010 to may 2011, 32. police reports during the same time span, no record. no opposition from southern station and the alu recommends approval with conditions.
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number one, the sale service and consumption of alcoholic beverages will be permitted only between 12:00 p.m., 12 noon and 1:00 a.m. each day of the week. service and consumption of alcoholic beverages is restricted it to, one, the lobby for rum and room of big ideas on the first floor of the forum building. two, the screening room, terrace gallery, and yaaw lounge on the second floor of the forum building. 3, the first floor novella theater main lobby. four, the second floor and the avella theatre lobby. north and south landings. private outside patio, as depicted on the abc report. sales and serving of alcoholic beverages will be limited to ticketholders only during an two hours prior to and one hour after a bonafide theater performance of the theater company, a bonafide their
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performance is defined as the license must actually operate a troupe of actors or other performers for the purposes of putting on a performance. sales service and consumption of manalich beverages shall be made only from stationery bars or portable bars and waiter in waitress service and shall not be sold, serve or delivered to customers by individual ambulatory vendors. 5, the sale of alcoholic beverage for consumption of the premise is strictly prohibited. 6, alcoholic beverages shall be served in containers clearly distinguishable from nonalcoholic beverage containers. 7, the sale about pollock beverages shall be limited to no more than two beverages person per sale. aids, the petitioner shall post signs measuring no less than 12 by 12 inches with lettering no smaller than two inches in height that read no alcoholic
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beverage beyond this point. at all permit it exits and entrances, stairwells, and entrances to the theater seating as depicted on depicted25. 79, an employee or security guards shall be assigned the responsibility of insuring all alcoholic beverages remain inside the permitted areas whenever the privileges of the abc license are being exercised. tan, at any time, the licensee utilizes a third party promoter at this premises, the licensee shall maintain control of the management, operations, and staffing of the business, and shall approve all marketing materials. 11, loitering, as defined as to stand idly by, a leader aimlessly without lawful business, is prohibited on any sidewalks or property adjacent to the licensed premises under the control of the licensee as depicted on the abc 257.
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12, the petitioner shall be responsible for maintaining free of litter the area adjacent to the premises. 13, the exterior the premises shall be cooked with lighting of sufficient power to eliminate -- eliminate and make discernible the appearance in conduct of all persons on the premises. thank you. supervisor chu: thank you very much. supervisor olague do you have a question? >supervisor olague: it is from the previous item. supervisor chu: thank you. any members of the public who wish to speak? >> good morning. i am scott, managing director for the yerba buena center for the arts. we want to thank you for considering this today. we are nonprofit arts organization. we run the museum and the performing arts centers in the yerba buena. we're very excited about this opportunity, and we appreciate
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it. i think the conditions explain it well. and the restrictions of how it is died to our mission of serving the community and supporting the community through our arts effort and how we support the committee through various other organizations like the ballet and other community rental organizations. we want to thank you for reviewing this today. that is all. supervisor chu: thank you. are there other members of the public who wish to speak on item number two? >> good morning, supervisors. my name is douglas yepp. i'd like to oppose this item, basically for the same reason, it is a brand new liquor license. in that area, i think we have plenty of places for patrons to buy liquor. i am kind of surprised that business owners do not oppose this because of a certain sense, if you're going to sell liquor at the theater, that means you're not going to get new
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business from the surrounding merchants. i am doing it more as a theoretical idea that this area has too many liquor licenses already. in a certain sense, it is kind of relevant to draw out of the city basically opposes cigarette sales aggressively all over the city, and then why, in a certain sense, it is not as aggressive when it comes to selling liquor all over the city. you kind of wonder which is more harmful, cigarette smoking or people drinking and of using lacquer all over the city? i just bring that up more as a general idea to compare how in one instance, one type of item is aggressively prohibited and the other item, in a certain sense, is allowed officially by the city. also, in regards to the previous
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item, number one, mr. washington brought up an interesting status on how the city is functioning right now. my own take on mr. washington's comments is that, number one, there should be more items on today's agenda other than these two. and, number two, given the current state of the city in regards to a lack of revenue, problems, abuses, whatever you want to talk about, i am kind of wondering why some of the other supervisors have not scheduled items on to this agenda. it seems to me like for the opera since and neighborhood, it has not been fully utilized, and i do not think it is a good sign when the committee chair is not in attendance today. is that supposed to send a message that maybe, you know, when there is only two liquor licenses, that maybe he is not
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required to be here since it is kind of trivial items? but i do not consider those items trivial, and neither do the people involved on items one and two. [bell rings] so i think we should send a message that this committee is going to aggressively address the items facing the city and a schedule more than two items on an agenda. thank you. supervisor chu: thank you. next speaker. >> it just to keep the game fair, because i know they're going to try to find ways to stop ace from talking. i am supporting your business is fine supportingdadny. i have a solution, but i will not reveal it, because it is led city government -- right now, this city and county, these are overall city government department heads alone, ok? i am out in the community, somewhat philosophy is, hey, we
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need community reform. you have reform in everything, everything but the community. how disconnected we as community people are. we have been here for a number of years. i know you politicians are new. i have seen them come and go. but i have seen this city deteriorated as far as government policies dealing with community. this is a committed the issue. so i will spend the next two minutes talking about it. you had the mayor here talking about a tone change here at city hall. the only tone changes with ed lee right now is the tone of skin color around the city here and the way his attitude is towards things. i have known mr. ed lee for over 27 years. i kind of parallel my reputation 20 years involved with this thing here, and i have seen a deterioration of public access to city government. so i am going to ask for a hearing on community reform.
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basically, how we can connect a disconnected city government back to the government taking care of our neighborhoods. i understand that the mayor's office, the neighborhood has dismantled. well, we need something else to replace that. committed to reform committee or something, to find out what city government is doing for our city communities. the other thing is, i think that the mayor's 10-year plan, as the gentle man said, the kennedy do not know what the hell is going on. they have no idea. there needs to be some hearings with the city and county on what this neighborhood services is doing. i go back to neighborhood services because in my community, there is a disconnect on neighborhood services. dcyf, oewd, and

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